Porsche 918: Insane Pricing On Replacement Parts Revealed

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A Parts specialist who works at a Porsche dealership revealed some of the insane pricing on replacement parts for a Porsche 918. 

“You’ve got to pay to play” sounds so cliche but when it comes to exotic car ownership, you’d better believe it. A Porsche Parts specialist happened to pop up on Reddit’s /r/cars subreddit and revealed some of the insane (but understandable) pricing for replacement parts on a Porsche 918.  Replacement parts like a whole new engine will cost you $260,000 alone not considering labor. Need a new bumper? That’ll cost you $10,000 without paint. Check out the list of screenshotted prices below. You just might feel better about driving your paid off 2006 Toyota Corolla.

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We’ve gone ahead and saved  you the trouble of scrolling through the photos and listed out the prices below.

  • Clutch- $14,479
  • Replacement engine- $262,951
  • Bucket seat- $15,744
  • Pair of fenders- $48,038
  • Rear bumper $16,138
  • Front bumper- $11,255
  • Hood- $30,274
  • Flat underbelly- $52,677
  • Transmission- $69,239
  • Crankshaft- $7,108
  • Spoiler- $28,352
  • Engine unit carrier- $88,176
  • Floor mats- $537
  • Brake discs- $9,000

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Conceived, designed, and built over the span of less than five years. The Porsche 918 isn’t your average Porsche. Far from it. With space age materials in the chassis and body, a one of a kind 4.6L V8 engine supplemented by a pair of electric motors and a sophisticated suspension system to make quick work of corners, parts are going to be expensive.  And with an MSRP of $845,000, these prices don’t seem to unreasonable.

At the end of the day, you’re basically purchasing a limited run of handcrafted race car parts for  a one of a kind racecar. With so few Porsche 918’s made (there where only 918 units) it would be unreasonable for Porsche to stock replacement parts for a car Porsche dealerships will most likely never service on a daily basis. When a part is needed, in all likelihood, a part will have to be handcrafted from scratch with all the prior tooling of course. Hence, the insane pricing on parts.


Consider for the price of a new engine, you can purchase a 2016 Audi R8 V10 plus still have money left over for a 2016 VW Golf R to hoon around with on the side.

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If you’re going to buy an exotic car, expect to pay exotic prices for little things here and their during your ownership. If you can’t, there are a myriad of affordable sports cars that can perform at 8/10ths of these hypercars at a fraction of the cost of ownership.